At the invitation of Essex Police, Sir David Amess MP was delighted to join two officers as they patrolled Leigh-on-Sea. On the morning of Friday 25th October, Sir David spoke to residents and business owners, along with the Officers, about a number of local issues including drug dealing, anti-social behaviour, bikes being ridden on paths and cars being keyed.
The patrol comes less than 3 weeks after the announcement that Essex Police is set to receive 135 new Officers in a first wave of recruitment which will lead to 20,000 new officers across the UK in the coming years.
Sir David said “I entirely appreciate the concerns of local residents regarding criminal activity in our community. I have held meetings with the Home Secretary and Chief Constable on this issue, but I was glad to see today that the officers on the frontline are continuing to adopt the highest standard of professionalism as they protect us.”